Unfortunately, I only took 1 photo. Crappy. But I pretty much was running around like a bat with her head cut off (I was Batwoman). Incase any of you are considering having your child's whole class over for their birthday party - totally re-think it!! Or have it catered or professionally done. This would have been amazing had I had a team to help me. I luckily I did have a couple parents and a sister that helped, but had I been hired to do this - it would've rocked!!!
Anyways, needless to say way too many kids in too small a home with too much energy!!!! I forget that not all kids are like the Peanut. It's easy to do, since she is my day in and day out. Not all kids love crafts or will play a game in its entirety, or NOT run around the house and literally get their little hands into everything they can!!!
Sigh, chalk it up to another learning experience. It was pretty amazing in my head :) And I think it turned out OK - but man, those little gaffers have alot of energy, LOL!!!
When the little Superhero's came to the door, they were given a Top Secret identity badge which had their photo on it (taken with a Polaroid) and their thumbprint. These were put into those ID plastic badge holders that they wore around their neck.
They were also given a mask (like the Peanut has on in her photo) which they decorated with baubles and gems. Then the games...
They had to get the Kryptonite from the Bat Cave which was full of spider webs (glow sticks in a streamer laden closet)...
Super bowling which they had to hone their skills to knock down the villains...
Web the bad guys who had captured Spidey by using his webbing (hit the helium balloons, except the Spiderman one, with silly string)... this one turned out the best, and we did this outside where there was a breeze so the balloons danced in the wind :)
Dinner was mini burgers and Doc Oct hot dogs, watermelon and chips. And for dessert the kids decorated their own cupcakes. Each kid had a cup with a superhero and their name on them (picture was taken after everyone had gone home)
and were filled with Sprite, and got to choose a few juice flavoured ice cubes (superhero vitamins) and therefore got to colour their drinks!!
and they each received a loot bag and Superhero graduation certificate.
Here is the one and only photo I took of the whole day...
A pretty crazy 3 hours, which note to self - 2 is plenty!!!! The Peanut is a pretty mellow kid, and easy to please, like her mum. It's funny, I never even thought about the gifts. In fact I totally forgot to bring her wrapped present down from my room!! Which actually worked out great, since some of the kids were done watching her opening up her presents. And we got to enjoy that together, just her and I.
The next day, she hadn't even dug into most of them. I took her aside and told her how lucky she was, and that some kids don't get any present at all, for their birthdays or Christmas. She thought that was pretty sad. I asked if she wanted to donate a couple of her gifts to some boys and girls that do not get any. She said she wanted to, and she picked out three things. One day soon, we will wrap it together and bring it to the kids toy drive.
What a crazy day and one truly Super Peanut!!!
How was your weekend?